Methodology for tracking BIM benefits on project level

Tarja Mäkeläinen, Juha Hyvärinen, Mirkka Rekola

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    A BIM Benefit Matrix is introduced as a tool to clarify advantages and to identify benefits from BIM. Methodology is based on indicators, related to a BIM functionalities and n characteristics of BIM process. The methodology was developed and tested with four follow-up indicators, one of them for design performance, during the design of a large infrastructure development project in Finland. The client made remarkable investment in implementing BIM and was interested to show the return of the investment. Objective of the study was to measure and make visible the benefits from using BIM in the studied project, and to add understanding about potential benefits and how they can be achieved. The findings suggest that BIM advantages are relatively clear and easy to formulate, but measuring benefits is challenging and time consuming effort. This paper clarifies the discussion of benefits with a framework that separates BIM advantages from measured benefits.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationeWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 11th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, ECPPM 2016
    EditorsSymeon E. Christodoulou, Raimar Scherer
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherCRC Press
    ISBN (Print)978-1-138-03280-4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event11th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, ECPPM 2016 - Limassol, Cyprus
    Duration: 7 Sept 20169 Sept 2016
    Conference number: 11


    Conference11th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, ECPPM 2016
    Abbreviated titleECPPM 2016


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